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Aurora University
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  • 4 Year
  • AURORA, IL

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2.21.2024

Aurora University will be hosting a Freshman Spring Open House on Saturday, April 20. Join us to learn more about academics, campus life, financial aid, and undergraduate admission. Campus tours will be offered and a complimentary lunch will be included. Learn More

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade C+
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade A minus

About

347 S GLADSTONE AVE
AURORA, IL 60506
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
From Aurora University

Aurora University is a four-year, private, nonprofit, accredited higher education institution offering students an excellent education at an affordable cost. Aurora University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to award degrees at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels. Aurora University enrolls approximately 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students across more than 50 majors and programs.

At Aurora University, we strive to help students discover what matters and build a life around it both in and out of the classroom. Students can choose to join more than 50 student clubs. Whether singing in the University Chorale, performing in a theatre production, or volunteering at a local organization, students enhance their classroom experiences with opportunities to pursue their passions. Students can also cheer on or participate in one of our 24 NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletic teams.

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Aurora University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
86%
SAT Range
960-1130
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

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Cost

Net Price
$17,410 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$18,441 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 51 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 67 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 66 responses

Majors

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academic spotlight

At Aurora University, we're committed to transfer student success. Here you will get an exceptional education that will prepare you for life after graduation. Each fall, about 40% of our entering undergraduate class is comprised of transfer students — people who believe AU’s supportive, student-centered environment will help them finish what they started.

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    6%
  • On Campus
    84%
  • Online
    10%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,779 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
335
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 45 responses
  • Involved students, supportive staff, successful
    47%
  • Average
    16%
  • Student-Athlete
    13%
  • Bored
    9%
  • Intelligent
    7%
  • Terrible. Third rate teachers. Waste of money.
    7%
  • Undetermined
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
24%
Poll
49%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 76 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 83 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 50 responses
  • Comfortable, inclusive, driven for success
    58%
  • Relaxed
    18%
  • Small. Boring. Can't wait to graduate.
    10%
  • Stress. confused. want to cry.
    8%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • Fast-paced
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
97%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 34 responses

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